Claire Wilson

Senior Associate

Claire specialises in intellectual property with a particular emphasis on patent litigation in the life sciences sector. Claire’s background in chemistry gives her a valuable understanding of the technical issues that can underlie intellectual property matters and enables her to provide clear intelligible advice.

Claire has extensive experience of assisting high profile clients in revocation and infringement proceedings before the English High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. She has also assisted clients in connection with other contentious IP matters, including the UK’s first damages inquiry following a cross-undertaking given on an interim injunction and the first ever successful claim by employee inventors under the Patents Act 1977.

In recent years, Claire has also gained widespread experience of working on lifecycle management projects for one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, which requires the co-ordination and management of parallel proceedings in multiple jurisdictions within Europe and elsewhere in the world.

Claire has also represented clients in the EPO and contributes regularly to the monthly EPO reports which Bristows produces for the CIPA Journal.


  • MChem Chemistry, Balliol College, University of Oxford
  • Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, University of Oxford
  • Qualified 2007

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